A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Lat. misc. e. 90

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Treatise in praise of nature. (imperfect)

With a dedicatory preface to the writer's teacher. See. B.L.R. I (1939), 71.

Incipit: (preface) Haut inmerito presentis opusculi tradicionem facio doctor liberalis
Incipit: (text) Cum rerum singulis natura benignior multa beneficia contulerit
Explicit: qui papam receperit pretio seu spe pretii non||
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 14 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 130 mm.
Dimensions (written): 145 × 95 mm.
Foliation: numbered 126–132 in a 17th cent. hand


1(8)(8 cut out)


28 long lines


Written mostly above top line.


Plain red initials.


modern morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf.


Origin: 13th century ; Italian (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought, 1939.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.